Providence vs UConn Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/9/23

Connecticut Huskies (24-7) vs Providence Friars (21-10)

Game Info: Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 2:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)

Betting Odds: Connecticut Huskies -6 -- Over/Under: 146 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Providence Friars and UConn Huskies face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown in the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden. When these two teams faced off on February 22nd it was UConn that secured the 87-69 victory. 

Providence Betting Preview

Providence comes into this game with a 21-10 record overall and they have gone 18-13 against the spread. In the last game against Seton Hall, Providence scored only 58 points and they ended up losing by 24 points. Providence is averaging 78.5 points while their defense is giving up 71.3 points per game. Overall the offense has been good, but in the last game, the defense has been an issue. Bryce Hopkins is averaging 16.1 points while shooting 45.9 percent from the field and 38.9 percent from behind the three point line. 

UConn Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is UConn who sits with a 24-7 record overall and they have gone 21-10-1 against the spread. UConn has won five games in a row and in the last game against Villanova, the defense was elite giving up only 59 points on the way to the victory. Jordan Hawkins had a strong game finishing with 24 points. UConn is averaging 79 points while their defense is giving up 64.8 points per game. Adama Sanogo is averaging 16.9 points while shooting 58.6 percent from the field. There are three different players that are averaging at least 10 points per game. 

Providence vs UConn  Trends

UConn is 6-0 against the spread in their last six games following a stirahgt up win. The over is 6-0 in the Friars last six games. The over is 6-0 in the Friars last six games against a team with a winning percentage above .600. 

Shane’s Free Pick

Providence didn’t look good in the last game scoring only 58 points, and they ended up losing by 24 points. UConn is averaging 79 points and they are going to have no issue running up the score again in this game. Providence isn’t going to be keeping up here and it will be the Huskies that are going to get the job done. Back UConn against the spread. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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